If you count two-and-a-half years he spent as Mayor of Ottawa before amalgamation, Jim Watson has already served the city for more than three terms, and this election was never in doubt.
Watson took on 11 challengers for his job during the 2018 campaign, and beat them soundly, garnering more than 70% of the vote.
A recent campaign announcement from Watson called for more affordable housing in the city, a dedicated council liaison to fight for women's issues and free transit for seniors on Sundays.
He also told voters to expect the next tax increase in the city to be between 2% and 3%.
The residents of Ottawa have benefited so much from the steady leadership of @JimWatsonOttawa. Jim your victory tonight is well-deserved. Congratulations again. https://t.co/CQq6WK2sAb— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 23, 2018
Watson scoffed at challenger Clive Doucet's revised transit plan, as he continued to tout future phases of the city's light rail transit project.
Doucet was the closest challenger to Watson in the polls, with more than 21% of the vote.